Once you have created a Lickd account, you can start searching for tracks and filter specifically for licenses which can be used on YouTube.
Please Note : not all tracks can be licensed for use on all platforms. For example, a song may be allowed on YouTube and Facebook, but not on Twitter.
Make sure to read the 'Allowed Platforms' section of your EULA (End User License Agreement) to ensure it covers YouTube. This can be found once you've added a track to your basket (before purchase) by clicking the 'License Agreement' button.
How to use your Lickd music license
Having purchased and downloaded your track, simply follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll be on your way to a great sounding video!
1. Get Creative
Edit your video as normal, and simply drop the downloaded song into your timeline.
2. Add the Music Attribution to your video description
Be sure to include the Lickd music attribution text in your video description. This lets us prevent a claim being made against your video.
The music attribution text is unique for every track and will be emailed to you when you purchase the license. It can also be found by logging-in to your Lickd account and visiting your My Account > Licenses section.
3. IMPORTANT: Do not set your video to 'Public' or 'Private'
Our copyright clearance software (VOUCH) won’t automatically clear any claims if you upload your video as 'Private'. Instead, you MUST upload as 'Unlisted' to ensure your claim can be cleared first.
If you upload your video directly to 'Public' we cannot guarantee you will be able to re-claim any ad revenue whilst we clear your claim.
4. Don't worry if you see a copyright warning (it's normal!)
At the point of uploading your video to YouTube, don’t worry if you see a 'Copyright Claim Found' warning... this is normal!!
The majority of claims in YouTube Studio will automatically be cleared within 30 minutes by our VOUCH software. Once resolved, YouTube Studio will update and you'll also receive an email notification from us. ONLY then should you switch your video to 'Public' and start monetizing!
If you're still experiencing issues after 30 minutes (or have an incorrect copyright claim), please DO NOT dispute it! It's quicker and easier for us to help if you haven't disputed the claim.
Simply follow these steps and we'll resolve the claim:
- Visit your My Account > Videos section by clicking here.
- Find the affected video and submit a request to clear the claim.
- We'll begin work in the background to clear the claim, and notify you once it's complete.
- Turn around time is up to 4 hours on a weekday, and 48 hours at the weekend.
- Your claim in YouTube Studio will update once this has been resolved, and you'll also receive an email notification from us.
Using a Universal Music Group (UMG) Track?
Tracks from Universal Music Group are "Not VOUCH integrated" and require manual intervention for clearing your claim (as detailed at checkout).
Once you've upload your video as 'Unlisted', please follow the same steps outlined above.
We will then begin the manual process of requesting your claim to be released by UMG.
Please DO NOT dispute the claim!
Turn around time is up to 4 hours on a weekday, and 48 hours at the weekend.
Please Note : If you are planning to post your video on the weekend, you must have confirmation that your claim is cleared on a week day. If you post your video as 'Public' on the weekend without having a claim cleared, you will lose any revenue generated until the point UMG releases your claim on Monday.
For more details on YouTube terms, conditions and policies, please visit the YouTube Help Centre.
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